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Silence of the Gophers

Under a dark canopy of fir trees lie a blanket of moss and decomposing needles.  Scattered across this dark forest floor are hundreds of...

End of the Looney Tunes Commission

At the regularly scheduled Thurston County Commissioner meeting last Tuesday afternoon, all appeared similar, yet different from the previous eight years of this Commission....

How did the Democrats lose Thurston County?

The final election results are official in Thurston County, and it is clear that dramatic political change has arrived.  The Thurston County Commission, in...

Despite desperate claims – Thurston County’s rural car tax still illegal

An assortment of local political observers went public last week in support of the legality of Thurston County’s proposed rural car tax.  Their defense...

Local County-level election results preview state-wide political trends

Local elections  during a Presidential election year are typically ignored by political commentators. However, they are often strong indicators of future political trends.  In...

Thurston County wants to force another illegal tax on rural residents

Thurston County’s Commissioners have cultivated a well-deserved reputation for incompetence and hostility towards rural residents over the past half decade.  Now, a recently proposed...

Thurston County backpedals from total fireworks ban, fumbles through hearing

In a stunning setback for Thurston County Commissioner Romero, Wolfe (and Thurston County Commissioner candidate Jim Cooper), a total fireworks ban was not passed...

Thurston County celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks Ban

The Thurston County Commissioners have decided to ban fireworks as one of their high priorities this month, and they have squeezed in a public...

Five candidates battle for Thurston County Commissioner seat – but who...

In a few months an election will determine the direction of the Thurston County Commission.  One commissioner seat has five candidates vying for that position....

Thurston County Manager Cliff Moore quits, will now plague the City...

 The residents of Thurston County owe the City of Yakima a big Thank-You for saving them the hassle of firing a bad manager. On Wednesday,...

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